Breakfast is on, but Postum is gone. That has been a problem for many LDS families who
depended on Postum to help start their day. Now there is Dandy Blend.
Dandy Blend Instant Herbal Beverage with Dandelion is made from the water extracts of barley, rye, chicory root, dandelion root and sugar beets, and dissolves instantly in either hot or cold water or milk. It has the smooth, rich taste and texture of coffee or Postum, but contains no caffeine, bitterness or acidity. Because of the way it is made, it also is gluten-free.
Dandy Blend is incredibly versatile. According to those who used to drink Postum, it is tastier. For those who drink coffee, a level teaspoon in an 8 oz cup of water tastes like a mild tea; a rounded teaspoon tastes like a good rich cup of coffee, and a full tablespoon tastes like the best espresso to most people. Because it is filled with trace minerals, it gives the energy of caffeine without containing any, and for some reason you can switch from coffee to Dandy Blend without experiencing any withdrawal symptoms. Children enjoy it, too.
Its discoverer and manufacturer, Dr. Peter Gail, a Ph.D. ethno botanist and former LDS bishop, said “ I recognized how closely its ingredients comply with Word of Wisdom counsel--it’s made from barley, for mild drinks, and other grains, and wholesome herbs. It has always felt like the hand of the Lord helped me find its precursor in an obscure herb shop in Toronto and evolve it into the beverage it is now.”
He makes no claims of health benefits for it, other than to say that its ingredients each have very strong nutritional and health promoting reputations and complement each other very well. However, those using it have shared how it has helped them. Here is what a few of them have said:
“I have a bladder condition that had kept me in misery before I found Dandy Blend. Since I started using Dandy Blend with local honey, can eat anything with no pain at all.” says Elsie Hooks of Petal MS.
Karen Weinstock, a nutritionist, reports. “I have had type-1 diabetes for the past 20 years. Many natural foods cause my blood sugar to sky-rocket due to the carbohydrate value. I find that Dandy Blend keeps my blood sugar in normal range.”
Nicki Trainor, a nurse from Southern California who counsels on pregnancy and post-partum issues, reports that dandelion root beverages are very popular among breast-feeding mothers in Japan. “Once I had my baby, I wanted to get some dandelion drink. The only one I found in the US that was like the Japanese instant one I was using was Dandy Blend. I drink it all the time now, and have found that it has increased my milk production. It tastes great, and is a great substitute for coffee. You really can't taste the difference. I'll be drinking it when I'm done breast- feeding, too.”
And, finally, the singer Cyndi Lauper said “Dandy Blend is something we found at the health place. It makes you feel like you’re having coffee. I have now stopped drinking coffee. I had reflux and it was messing with my voice. With Dandy Blend, I don’t have it anymore.”
Samples are free. Visit www.dandyblend.com or call 800-697-4858 for more information or to order.
Dandy Blend is becoming progressively more available in health and natural food stores throughout Utah and surrounding states. In addition to Dave’s Health and Nutrition in West Jordan and Salt Lake City, it can now be found in Cedar City at Lavendarsage Herbals and Sunshine Nutrition, at Garden Gate Specialties in Colorado City, and at Zion Nutrition in Hildale Utah. It is also available at Boise Co-op in Boise Idaho. Check the store locator on www.dandyblend.com regularly, as new stores are adding it every month.